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Modern Decor Finds Inspired by This 1960s Pattern From Designmuseum Danmark

05.05.22 | By
Modern Decor Finds Inspired by This 1960s Pattern From Designmuseum Danmark
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Set to reopen to the public on June 19th after a two-year long renovation (and a global pandemic), Copenhagen’s Designmuseum Danmark is introducing a new eight-exhibition lineup that you won’t want to miss. Among the new program is Powerful Patterns, an exhibit created in collaboration with Danish fashion designer, artist, and musician Henrik Vibskov. The exhibit celebrates the museum’s most spirited and colorful patterns, like Galleria (pictured above) – a delightfully curvy pattern created by textile designer Barbara Brown in the late 1960s. With its wavy world of rusty oranges, sandy neutrals, and dusty lavender touches, Galleria’s energizing op-art design has a retro modern look that continues to captivate viewers to this day. Read on for our modern decor finds inspired by this iconic print. For more Galleria-inspired design, visit the Design Milk Shop!

 

kinto sepia glassware

Sepia Tumbler by KINTO

KINTO’s best-selling Sepia glassware evokes the same retro nostalgia as Brown’s Galleria pattern. Not only does the tumbler’s amber tint align perfectly with Galleria’s rust-hued curves, it makes every tea, coffee, or juice a more cool and comforting experience – all while bringing color and visual interest to your tabletop. To get the full effect, we recommend completing your sepia set with KINTO’s matching mugs and teapots.

$17
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rust cushion

Rust Velvet Round Cushion by Casa Amarosa

The deep rust color on this Casa Amarosa cushion is a perfect match for the warm orange tones in Brown’s Galleria pattern. Ethically made in India using plush velvet and constructed with a petaled pleat design, the cushion adds a luxe look to your space. Prop it on a couch, bed, or accent chair, or move it to the floor as a seat cushion when you’re tight on space.

$92
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sculptural candleholder

Tall Sculptural Candle Holder by Extra&Ordinary Design

To bring Galleria’s swooping curves to your space, try this Sculptural Candleholder by Extra&Ordinary Design. Inspired by the forms and motions caused by gravity, the candleholder has an organic shape that makes a modern yet whimsical statement on home surfaces. Handmade in the brand’s North London studio using eco-friendly Jesmonite, every candleholder is unique – offering slight variations in color that make them all the more special. To maximize the Galleria aesthetic, we’d recommend the Tangerine color.

$103
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areaware confetti cups

Confetti Cups in Lavender – Set of 2 by Areaware

New to the Design Milk Shop, these stoneware cups by Areaware are the perfect pop of dusty lavender in your kitchen. More than just eye-candy, the Confetti Cups’ sculptural shapes are intentionally designed to be stacked and eliminate the need for handles thus saving space in your cabinet. The cups’ curvy details and eye-catching color call us back to Galleria’s contrasting pop of lavender amid its rush of warm shades and are visually appealing from every angle.

$50
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ivory pillow

Ivory Lunar Dot Lumbar Pillow by Anchal Project

If you’re a neutrals loyalist who prefers to keep things simple, try playing up Galleria’s neutral tones in the form of this cream-colored lumbar pillow by Anchal Project. Handmade using organic cotton, the Ivory Pillow features layered beige and ivory shades, with the added complexity of geometric embroidery – a grid design on the base, and a dotted print on the pillow’s circular focal point. The pillow’s geometric stitching and minimalist design make the pillow a modern, elevated approach to the neutral shades in Galleria.

$94
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wood fired tumbler

Wood Fired Tumbler 1 by Cloud 9 Clay

Fellow gradient devotees will adore the cosmic transition of warm hues on Cloud 9 Clay’s Wood Fired Tumbler. Wheel thrown and wood-fired in Cloud 9 Clay’s home base of Philly, the Wood Fired Tumbler has a ridged design that gives the cup a grippy feel and makes the hand-painted gradient all the more mesmerizing. The tumbler’s deep red to vibrant orange glaze is in keeping with Galleria’s warm color palette, and the gradient effect blurs the lines that define Galleria’s ebbing waves.

$85
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terracotta wavy lamp

The Wavy Lamp by Wooj Design

The product of pandemic stress, Wooj founder Sean Kim made the Wavy Lamp. A wiggly, jellyfish inspired shape that brings a warm glow and a whole lot of whimsy to your space. We think the 3D-printed Wavy Lamp is a great way to bring Galleria’s sweeping curves and waves to life in a functional object. Wooj even makes different colors for the lamp base – from navy and fig, to mustard and terracotta (a perfect match for Galleria!).

$130
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blish rug

Blish Rug by Carret Design

With its bold rust and red toned curves, Carret Design’s Blish Rug sings a similarly retro, 60s-70s tune as the Galleria pattern. The rug’s beige base color helps restore balance though, making it a piece that the color crazed and color-shy alike can appreciate. Even better, Carret Design rugs are made using Econyl – an innovative nylon material made from repurposed waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill or as pollution in our oceans – and still feels ultra-soft on your feet.

$289+
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eco cocoon throw

Eco Cocoon Reversible Throw by Jill Malek for In2Green

Designed by artist and designer Jill Malek, the Eco Cocoon Throw pulls inspiration from nature and its ever-changing frequencies. Made using predominantly recycled fibers, this eco-friendly throw delivers on plush softness and an intricate curved pattern that brings visual interest to your living space. The throw’s “Braza/Ceniza” colorway uses a warm, burnt orange that when coupled with the curvy pattern, are reminiscent of Galleria. Drape it over a couch or armchair to let its creative, natural design do the talking – or flip it to its reverse side for a whole new look.

$180
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duo hue pillow

Large Rust Cushion L001 By Duo-Hue from Amelia Ayerst

Embroidered using the designer’s signature Duo-Hue stitch – a digital embroidery technique that combines craft and tech – Amelia Ayerst’s Large Rust Cushion stars a color morphing stitch that brings an op-art effect to your couch. We love the modern and innovative execution of a classic design aesthetic, and the warm red colorway that perfectly complements the Galleria pattern.

$327
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Alexa is commerce editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound, Phoebe. A longtime art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stops in any new city are the art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM shop picks, she might be buried in a book, binging reality tv or adventuring around her city with her partner and pup.